Sunday, January 27, 2013

Peanut Butter Fish

"Peanut butter has ever been my friend. Today it is my enemy in the worst possible way."

That was a quote from me three days ago. As I sat to write (having little time), my wife reminded me of having said that to her. 

Here are the details... in a nutshell (no pun intended—well, maybe a little intended).

Peanut butter has protein.

Salmon has protein.

Both have been helpful in getting fit this year (lost 20 lbs in the last 4 month yay!)

The other day the fish was not so helpful....
It was possibly a tainted can. Tainted with what? I don't know, but I will call the vileness the "No-Bueno".

After eating half a can, the No-Bueno kicked in. I put the can away and hoped against hope the No-Bueno would subside. The No-Bueno left a taste in my mouth that I won't endeavor to describe, but it needed to go.

Enter the peanut butter.

Peanut butter has ever been my friend. So, it was only natural to me that the comforting smoothness of it's peanutty goodness would do battle with the No-Bueno and rescue my taste buds from vileness.

I don't know what got into peanut butter that day... but it was not my friend, nor on my side.

Instead of combating the taste bud assailing foe, it joined forces with the No-Bueno to produce:


The resulting sensation begs not to be described beyond this: whooooaaaaaaa BLEH!

I'll save you the aftermath.

And, I will forgive peanut butter. Our friendship continues. The shaky ground is solidifying. It'll be a while before I truly trust my old friend again, but our history dictates that I give peanut butter a second chance.

That's all! I hope this post finds you well.

[side bar: Through the Dark Wood paperback is progressing after some setbacks. looks like mid to late February for availability.]

Have a grand day!



  1. So,Geno I hope that all clears up for you and may Salmon and Peanut Butter be your friends again Have you tried roasting chick peas in a light oil on a cookie sheet 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.Suppose to be a cool snack

    1. Adam,

      I've heard that's good, but have yet to try it. I'm not even sure where to get chick peas (can you tell my wife does the shopping?). I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the kind wishes... and the suggestion :o)